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Rachana Kamtekar
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY 14850-2820)

Research Programs

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$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020

Human Agency and Cause from Aristotle to Alexander

Research and writing leading to publication of a book on the notion of moral agency in ancient philosophy.

In "Human Agency and Cause from Aristotle to Alexander," addressed to students of philosophy and ancient Greece and Rome, I aim to show that aside from the Stoics, philosophers from Aristotle to Alexander are not determinists, and for that reason are unlikely to be compatibilists; and that the responsibility the Stoics take to be compatible with determinism is causal, justifying only forward-looking punishment. Despite my disagreements with the scholarship of the last decades, my approach is deeply indebted to its focus on ancient accounts of voluntary action in terms of ancient questions, which are not the same as ours.

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ 08540-5228)
David J. Furley (Project Director: January 1977 to present)

Seminars for Higher Education Faculty
Education Programs

$43,808 (approved)
$43,808 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1977 – 9/30/1977

Concept and Controversies in Greek Philosophy of Nature

To study the development of atomistic theory of nature, formulated by Democritus in response to the paradoxes of Parmenides and Zeno. To focus on the critique of atomistic ways of thought and the construction of an alternative philosophy of nature by Plato and Aristotle.

Robert L. Kane
Miami University (Oxford, OH 45056-1846)

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
Research Programs

$14,000 (approved)
$14,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1975 – 8/31/1976

The Problem of Knowledge as Reflected in Sophoclean Drama

Project has two parts; a program of reading and the preparation of two essays on the subject of "The Problem of Knowledge as Reflected in Sophoclean Drama." The reading will center around the theories of perception and knowledge in early Greek Philosophy, with special emphasis on the empiricist tradition (Anaxagoras and Democritus) and the rationalist tradition (Parmenides and Plato). Writing will consist of essays on the Ajax and Trachiniai of Sophocles. A somewhat longer essay is also planned, tentatively entitled; "Action and Revelation in the Trachiniai."